World Cup 2018 Group Schedule Including Time and Dates
The World Cup 2018 Group Schedule
Find out in which group is your national team playing, and when and where in the lists below of the World Cup 2018 group schedule.
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Uruguay and the rest
Group A may have the host nation, but seemingly as in 2010 when South Africa hosted the World Cup, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. Russia may qualify to the last 16, but probably it will be the end of the road for the Russian team. The strongest team in this group is Uruguay, as they should accumulate all 9 points. Egypt can give a real fight for the second spot with Russia, while Saudi Arabia most likely will finish last in the group.
Portugal and Spain
Unless there will be a great surprise, Portugal and Spain will be in the first 2 spots of the group. Morocco and Iran will challange for the third spot in the house.
The talents of France and the spirit of Peru
France are one of the most talented teams in the World Cup 2018. If they will play as a unit,they will finish in the first spot. The World Cup 2018 group stage draw was good for France as there are no other top teams. Denmark and Peru will fight over the second spot, even though the loss of Paulo Guerrero might be to much for the Peruvian side. Peru showed endless spirit in the qualifiers to play a part in the 2018 World Cup, and they will be a hard team to overcome. Australia
The open group
If Argentina will perform as they did in the qualifiers, they might find themselves finishing third or fourth. Group D consists of very good teams that each have a chance to finish in the first place. Iceland proved they can beat any team with their supreme spirit, while Croatia have a hefty amount of talent to their disposal. Nigeria showed sparks and they are also capable of finishing the first spot.
Brazil and Neymar
If Brazil will continue their recent form, they should cruise to the first spot in this group. The second spot is open for the rest of the 3 teams, as Costa Rica proved in the 2014 World Cup with their reach to the quarter finals.
Can Mexico go further?
Germany is a safe bet to pass the house, while the second place should be in the hands of Mexico. In the 2014 World Cup Mexico played beautiful football, but only to fail in round 16 to Holland, due to a bad referee call. Mexico’s current squad and football are even better than 2014, but the question remains if they can reach a further level than 2014.
Will England bottle it again?
When the World Cup 2018 group fixtures appeared, Belgium and England were pleased. As Group G should be easy bets for Belgium and England, with England one can never be sure. In Euro 2016 England were confident they will pass Iceland, and yet they lost while playing poor football. Southgate’s team do not seem as an improvement from the Euro 2016 team, and Tunisia will try to take advantage of that. Panama on other hand seem under par from the rest of the group.
Which Colombia will we see in 2018?
Colombia in the World Cup 2014 were one of the most colourful teams. They lost to Brazil in the quarter finals failing to impose on the match. With Falcao back one would expect from to Colombia to improve, but the football and moral were rather low. The players have lost some of their unity and the hapiness in their football. Colombia will most likely fight for the second spot with Senegal, while Poland should finish first. Japan don’t seem to have the tools to compete for one of the first 2 places.
Anything can change
The World Cup 2018 in Russia will begin in less than 6 months, which leaves almost all the teams, if not all of them, with changes until the beginning of the World Cup. Some injuries can be crucial for specific teams, such as Messi for Argentina and Neymar for Brazil. Without their top player, their chances to win the World Cup in Russia become much slimmer. Use this world cup 2018 group schedule to ifnd out which games to go for your national or favourite team.